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Magikarp (Pokémon GO)

Magikarp Pokemon GO

Magikarp

#129 (Kanto)

Best moveset for Magikarp

The best moves for Magikarp are Splash and Struggle when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Splash 0 dps
  Struggle 15.9 dps

Defense

  Splash 0 dps
  Struggle 15.9 dps

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Pokémon type

Water
Vulnerable to…
Grass deals 160% damage.
Electric deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Steel deals 63% damage.
Fire deals 63% damage.
Water deals 63% damage.
Ice deals 63% damage.

Evolution

There are currently a total of 2 Pokémon in the Magikarp family. Magikarp evolves into Gyarados which costs 400 Candy.

Evolving Mega Gyarados costs 300 Mega Energy the first time, and 60 Mega Energy every other time.

Magikarp Raid Guide

Magikarp has previously been Raid Boss in Tier 1 Raids.

Raid
Tier
Boss CP
3,227
Suggested players
2-5
Boss HP
123
Caught CP range
123
Caught CP (boosted)
12 - 32
Minimum IVs
10 / 10 / 10

Standard game images

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Magikarp, which has the following appearance:

Summary

Magikarp is a Water Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Grass and Electric moves. Magikarp's strongest moveset is Splash & Struggle and it has a Max CP of 274. Magikarp evolves into Gyarados.

About

"Magikarp is a pathetic excuse for a Pokémon that is only capable of flopping and splashing. This behavior prompted scientists to undertake research into it."

Best moveset for Magikarp

The best moves for Magikarp are Splash and Struggle when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Splash 0 dps
  Struggle 15.9 dps

Defense

  Splash 0 dps
  Struggle 15.9 dps

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What counters Magikarp?

Magikarp is a Water type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Grass and Electric moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Magikarp are:

  • Xurkitree,
  • Thundurus (Therian),
  • Zekrom,
  • Deoxys (Attack),
  • Deoxys (Normal).
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Xurkitree   Thunder Shock   Discharge 100%
Xurkitree   Spark   Discharge 98%
Xurkitree   Spark   Power Whip 96%
Xurkitree   Thunder Shock   Power Whip 96%
Thundurus (Therian)   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt 93%
Xurkitree   Spark   Thunder 92%
Thundurus (Therian)   Volt Switch   Thunderbolt 91%
Zekrom   Charge Beam   Wild Charge 91%
Xurkitree   Thunder Shock   Thunder 91%
Deoxys (Attack)   Zen Headbutt   Zap Cannon 89%

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

Most vulnerable to Magikarp

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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